‘Peter the Peteeatrick Panda’ Will Visit Space Coast

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ABOVE MAP: Sanctuary Island is located at 1101 So. Miramar Avenue in Indialantic, Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This weekend Peter the “Peteeatrick Panda,” and his creator Marc O’Brien, will be visiting the Florida Space Coast with the hope of delivering a healthy message of eating and living properly to an estimated 300 area children when Indialantic, Florida-based nonprofit Sanctuary Island stages three holiday themed parties.

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This weekend Peter the Peteeatrick Panda and his creator Marc O’Brien will be visiting the Florida Space Coast with the hope of delivering a healthy message of eating and living properly to an estimated 300 area children when Indialantic, Florida based nonprofit Sanctuary Island stages three holiday themed parties. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“It is always a pleasure to visit the Melbourne area,” said Sanctuary Island co-founder and author Marc O’Brien.

“Our parties in the area have always been a wonderful opportunity to spread a message that tells the children it is healthy to communicate about health care.”

On Friday, the lead character in the children’s book distributed by Melbourne’s Blue Note Publishing, Peter The Peteeatrick Panda, stops by Club Esteem in Melbourne to introduce a new book “Peter The Peteeatrick Panda and the Pandy Chip Pancakes.”

Kids from Club Esteem will act out parts of the new book which addresses the benefits of good nutrition.

Marc David O'Brien

Marc David O’Brien

On Saturday, Peter Panda, a cuddly creature stuffed with love, entertains Patrick Air Force Base children when he joins Santa during the annual Chiefs Party for enlisted families and there will be book distribution followed by an author signing.

To close out the weekend, Morgan’s Place will host Peter and his author when kids dealing with disabilities and their siblings will be shown how a healthy attitude can go a long way when they hear excerpts from Marc O’Brien’s soon to be released “Midnight Christmas Miracle.”

“All three of these events have elements of children facing adversity, those who may not be able to afford a meal, and children whose parents are in a far off place serving the country,” said O’Brien, who graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

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Sanctuary Island is a nonprofit based in Indiatlantic and services wounded combat veterans, the disabled, as well as children facing adversity with horseback riding lessons and Peter The Peteeatrick Parties.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit the Sanctuary Island website SanctuaryIsland.org


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